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Five US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

...thoughts and prayers are with the families of these fallen," Kirby said in a statement.In Washington, U.S. defense officials said the five Americans were with a special operations unit that they did not identify. Earlier, officials had...
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Air Force exercise with Russia canceled

...seems to be getting more attention now since this is the time of year that the exercises tend to take place.U.S. defense officials last year touted the exercise as a step toward improved military relations and a cooperative effort that transcended...
Obama: No tolerance for sexual assault 2012. And the Air Force had a 33 percent increase in reports, from 594 in 2011 to 790 in 2012.Military and defense officials said to a degree they view an increase in reporting as a somewhat positive move since it indicates that victims are...
Red line? US says Syria used poison

...chemical weapons front, or the use of chemical weapons. That would change my calculations significantly."A senior defense official said the White House letters were not an "automatic trigger" for policy decisions on the use of military force...
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Israel leads global drone exports as demand grows

...are being used in a growing number of operations.Defense officials say that drones account for roughly half of the military's...the Israeli air force suffered heavy losses, and defense officials sought a solution that would allow them to identify...
Outside editorial: America needs devastating weapons and a strong defense for the cyber battle to come

...the Pentagon declared cyberspace "a domain of war," just as vital to defend as land, sea, air and space. Defense officials are recruiting computer wizards from universities, and computer-gaming companies to develop cybertechnologies...
My turn: Just because the lawyers OK it doesn't mean it's right

...Consider torture: It's immoral and it's illegal under U.S. and international law. Yet, American security and defense officials now routinely use interrogation techniques that, in any previous era, would have been called torture and are what...
Fort Wainwright Stryker Brigade to remain in Iraq

...said. "The enemy should not question our resolve. We will complete the mission and do it well." According to defense officials, military commanders in Iraq are developing a plan to move as many as 5,000 U.S. troops with armored vehicles...
Couple works toward political, cultural,religious reconciliation

...dispossession of Palestinians. For their efforts, they came under Israeli fire more than once and a high-ranking Israeli defense official called them "provocateurs." The couple is flying to Juneau to speak to various groups, including the Juneau World...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...warheads might be destroyed in flight, many others would get through. China has far fewer ICBMs, but as one of its defense officials told Times correspondent Jim Mann this week, if the United States deployed a missile defense system, China could...


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